Avast antivirus flagged up a threat warning

Gringo

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Thanks for putting up links that could be infected, I'm not fool enough to click on them :p lol
Touch this this match to see if it's still hot;)

Please excuse my flippancy, I may have taken to many pills
 

anotherkiwi

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What is a computer virus? :rolleyes:

Yes, an arrogant Linux user since 1997... :cool:
 

oldgroaner

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My comment was intended to alert the site admin or didn't that seem obvious?
 

trex

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the file is clean.
You can submit the link to online URL scanners in cases like this for peace of mind.
If you want to be scared, take a look at the list of CVEs (common vulnerabilities and exposures) - thousands of places where your computer may be hacked:

http://cve.mitre.org/data/downloads/allitems.html
 
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flecc

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When I clicked on the thread http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/threads/help-wiring-brompton-tongxin-controller.23759/#post-298977
The warning said
URL http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/js/xenforo/personal_details_editor.js?_v=cc05f327|{gzip}

Infection Other:Malware-gen [Trj]
Is this something that requires action? or can it be ignored?
Ignore it, Avast like some other anti-virus software uses heuristics as well as actual data lists of viruses. That's a system by which anything that looks like it might be a virus is reported as suspect. This can create many false alarms.

In Avast I believe you can set the sensitivity level of the heuristic detection, you should find a setting in it's software to do that. Turn it down a bit.
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oldgroaner

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Ignore it, Avast like some other anti-virus software uses heuristics as well as actual data lists of viruses. That's a system by which anything that looks like it might be a virus is reported as suspect. This can create many false alarms.

In Avast I believe you can set the sensitivity level of the heuristic detection, you should find a setting in it's software to do that. Turn it down a bit.
.
Thanks I will do that!
 

Chainring

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When I clicked on the thread http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/threads/help-wiring-brompton-tongxin-controller.23759/#post-298977
The warning said
URL http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/js/xenforo/personal_details_editor.js?_v=cc05f327|{gzip}

Infection Other:Malware-gen [Trj]
Is this something that requires action? or can it be ignored?
As I was typing my reply to a thread just a few moments ago, a large red box came up on the screen, with some sort of warning. I'm afraid I didn't make a note, but it's never happened before, and I'm using Linux.
 

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